PREPPING FOR LIFE IN THE TRENCHES

by K.J. HoweFor some people, planning for disaster is a lifestyle. These adrenalized experts are focused on being maximally prepared for any catastrophe—from a power outage to a nuclear war to the zombie apocalypse. While a few might go overboard, there is merit in anticipating and planning for...

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S.O.S—SAVE OUR SANITY, from the digital world

by K.J. HoweThe personal computer and smart phone promised to set us free from meaningless, repetitive tasks and generate free time to be our best, creative selves—oh yeah, and offer a paperless office. Sadly, the latest research in this domain demonstrates this promise was hollow. Our technology...

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CRANK YOUR SETTINGS UP TO 11

 by K.J. HoweIconic thrillers benefit from exceptional settings. In today’s competitive publishing environment, authors need every possible advantage to shine. But how do we know if the setting is integral to the work, perhaps even becoming an important character? Simple. If the story was set...

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TURBULENCE

 by K.J. HoweWith Boeing being in the news lately and the terrible tragedies of the two 737s that crashed, it's a tense time for air travellers. And turbulence is a scary proposition for many flyers, a very unsettling feeling of lack of control. Hopefully this blog will help put your mind at...

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THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY

by KJ Howe  There is no drama like courtroom drama. High stakes, aggressive arguments, forensic evidence, and the riveting uncertainty of what the verdict will be. What’s not to love?  The American legal system has produced some of the most compelling trials in history. But which...

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BROKEN ARROW…WE’VE LOST A BROKEN ARROW

 by K.J. HoweDo you ever feel embarrassed when you can’t find your keys or glasses, especially when you know you just had them a moment ago?  Well it seems like the largest, most well-funded and powerful militaries in the world have a similar problem—only with nuclear weapons.While...

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BETHLEHEM BESIEGED

by K.J. HoweThe Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is a treasured holy site for Christians.  But for 39 days in the spring of 2002, it was the backdrop for the one of the most complicated sieges/hostage-takings and international negotiations in the modern history.  In late...

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FREDDY MERCURY’S VOICE DEMYSTIFIED

Freddy Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara--graced us from September 5, 1946 to November 24, 1991by K.J. HoweThe incredible success of the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic showcases the legendary voice of Freddie Mercury. His FOUR-octave range places him among the most gifted vocalists of the twentieth...

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UNITED BY THE LOVE OF BOOKS

by K.J. HoweWith all the heartbreaking strife in the world these days, I'd like to light a candle of hope. Perhaps we can build more kindness and acceptance by uniting over a shared passion--BOOKS--as they can truly bring the world together, at least that is what I'm experiencing this week at the...

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THE ENIGMA

by K.J. HoweChurchill called the Soviet Union “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma,” but this description aptly describes another country as well.  For centuries, the very mention of China conjured a mysterious image, showcasing a complex, ancient culture whose...

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